Author: East Texas Review

Sen. Cruz Addresses Texas Oil & Gas Association and National Safety Council

Sen. Cruz Addresses Texas Oil & Gas Association and National Safety Council Discusses economic growth, job creation, and efforts to combat opioid crisis HOUSTON, Texas. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today addressed the Texas Oil & Gas Association’s Lone Star Energy Forum and participated in a Q&A with attendees. There, he discussed his commitment to job creation and economic opportunity for Texans. “It’s great to be at home in Houston and to visit with the hardworking Texans who provide significant contributions to Texas’ and our country’s oil and gas industry,” Sen. Cruz said. “As a result of our...

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Longview Regional Medical Center announces 2019 Stars Over Longview honorees

Longview Regional Medical Center announces 2019 Stars Over Longview honorees Longview Regional Medical Center and the Women’s Advisory Council are pleased to announce and congratulate the 12 dedicated and compassionate women who were nominated and selected as the honorees for LRMC’s 2019 Stars Over Longview Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. The honorees will be honored at the 19th annual Stars Over Longview Awards Ceremony and luncheon on Thursday, January 10, at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 12 p.m. January 10. The 2019 Stars Over Longview are: · Demetria...

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ELIZABETH WARREN WADES INTO SENSITIVE TERRITORY ON IDENTITY

ELIZABETH WARREN WADES INTO SENSITIVE TERRITORY ON IDENTITY Trump’s “Pocahontas” slur is obviously racist. But Warren’s approach to claiming Native identity bothers some Native Americans, too. By Jill Richardson Elizabeth Warren recently released DNA results as evidence she has a Native American ancestor. Trump, meanwhile, has been referring to Warren as “Pocahontas” to ridicule that claim. The two show useful examples of different kinds of racism. Trump’s racism is obvious. He’s using the name Pocahontas as a racial slur. He means to target Warren, but he doesn’t mind being hurtful to Native Americans either. Trump doesn’t seem to pay...

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CHRISTUS Health Plan Expands Medicare Advantage

CHRISTUS Health Plan Expands Medicare Advantage Plans now providing Medicare beneficiaries in Smith, Cherokee, Wood, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Hopkins, Marion, Morris, Panola, Titus and Upshur counties. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the expansion of two new health care options across a larger area in Northeast Texas for seniors, CHRISTUS Health Plan Generations and Generations Plus (HMO). These plans are available October 15 through December 7 to people who are 65 and older, as well as those under 65 with certain disabilities living in the eligible counties. Following CHRISTUS Health’s aim to build healthier communities,...

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NO ONE IN THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE POOR, PERIOD, PERIOD

NO ONE IN THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE POOR, PERIOD Amazon’s wage hike is welcome news, but nobody’s well-being should depend on the whims of billionaire CEOs. By Josh Hoxie The federal minimum wage hasn’t gone up in nearly 10 years. Yet with a stroke of his pen, Jeff Bezos of Amazon raised the wages of hundreds of thousands of the company’s lowest paid workers. In an age of extreme income inequality, this is leap in the right direction. It’s also a stark reminder of how far we as a nation are from caring for our most vulnerable people....

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